Every Lie is Sacred

In a little-noticed ruling issued concurrent to the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Stolen Valor Act, which made it a crime to lie about having served in the military. Which made me think, (a) who’d want to admit they were in the military if they had been, much less brag about it if they hadn’t, and (b) politicians must be grateful now that their favorite activity–€”lying–€”has been deemed worthy of First Amendment protection.

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3 thoughts on “Every Lie is Sacred

  1. «…If a lie gets wasted
    God gets quite irate.»

    How fortunate, then, that in the good old US of A, not a lie is wasted….

    Henri

  2. Ted, I like how you take a common idea, and make it work like most good comic strips. Politicians are liars hardy har har. Then get ADHD and move on to the next comic in that same comic. Pacifist’s are the good guys, a much less accepted concept. Are you trying to make your medicine easier to swallow? I’ve noticed that each Obama attack is preceded by a Republicans suck worst quote now as well. I guess you are working for MSNBC have to be a good little boy from now on.

  3. IIRC, the Stolen Valor Act was actually passed because of an anti-war protester who claimed to have witnessed atrocities during his nonexistent service. Of course the atrocities themselves were still real, but in 2006 it was a convenient distraction.

    Er, looking at Wikipedia now I don’t see any mention of this, and I can’t think where else I would have read it, so this comment may be >50% bullshit. Sorry about that.

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